Take this computer table for instance. Just yesterday, I cleared away everything except the computer and its accessories to make space for my beloved nothing. But somehow it slipped away, leaving in its place one cloth grocery bag, a recipe for a rub for pork loin (yum!), a plastic bag that used to hold a RetainerBrite sample, a coupon for Olympia Sports, a report card, a roll of tape, an address book, a kitchen towel and a magazine. What happened to my beloved nothing??? It certainly didn't deposit itself anywhere else in the house.
Over the years, I've made attempts at other collections: trivets from every state I have visited; or at least every state I've visited a gift shop in. Except Florida, cause I forgot. And Maryland, because it broke. And Pennsylvania, because I couldn't find one. Fine. That collection isn't going so well. Ditto with my plate collection--you know, the kind of plate you display on a wall. I got 3 before I lost interest. Up on my dresser, there is the beginning of a Precious Moments statuette collection. My personal favorite is the one of a girl peering into a tunnel, and there is a bunny holding a candle for "the light at the end of the tunnel." My bunny is decapitated, and its head is on the ground at its feet. That's symbolic of something, I imagine. And when I was a child, I collected unicorns. I've only got one left though, and my daughter is eagerly awaiting my imminent demise so she can have it.
I used to collect books. Books, books everywhere, but most of them are pretty old. I've learned that I'm a better nothing collector if I simply go to the library. Plus I've got a kindle for the hard-to-find books.
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